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What is Rewards

Picture of a street running between buildings rewards program gives you free nights after you accumulate 10 stays at eligible hotels. Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash Rewards is the current loyalty program offered by The program is centered around’s main offer to members — when you book and stay 10 nights at eligible hotels, you’ll get one night free at another hotel. Read on for more details and a full review on why you should join this rewards program. 

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The basics of Rewards 

How to earn free nights Collect 10 nights booked on, and get 1 night free (equal to the value of the average cost of the 10 nights).
Rewards accelerators None.
Blackout dates None, you can redeem your free night at any time.
Rewards Status tiers Three: Basic Rewards, Silver, Gold
How to earn Rewards Status Basic Rewards – automatically given upon signing up.Silver – book and stay 10 nights in a calendar year.

Gold – book and stay 30 nights in a calendar year.

Priority customer service Yes, for Silver and Gold members only.
Hotel room upgrades Not available.
Flexible hotel check-in Not available.
Exclusive travel offers Yes, for Gold members only.
Credit card partnership Offers benefits to Capital One Venture and VentureOne cardholders.

Earning free nights with Rewards

The Rewards program offers one free night after you stay 10 nights at hotels booked through You must book through in order for the nights to count.

Once you hit the 10 nights, the value of your free night is determined by the average rate of those 10 nights. For example, if you stay 5 nights at a hotel with a rate of $150 and another 5 nights at another hotel with a rate of $250, you’ll ultimately get a credit of $200 for that free night. This value does not include taxes, incidentals, room charges or other fees (like resort fees). This free night means you get 10% back on what you spend on

If your free night stay costs more than your credit is worth (in the example above, this would be anything more than $200), you’ll need to pay whatever the difference is. If your free night stay costs less than your credit is worth (in the example above, this would be anything less than $200), you will not get to keep the leftover credit and you’ll forfeit the difference.

Any free nights you accrue will expire if you don’t have any activity in your account within a 12 month period. This means you must book a stay within 12 months of earning your free night, or else it will expire.

In terms of the best value, gives 10% back on what you spend with 10 stays booked through their website. That’s a phenomenal value and you won’t really see anything better in the industry.

Earning Rewards status offers three levels of status — Basic Rewards, Silver, and Gold. The bottom level doesn’t have an official name, but we refer to it as Basic Rewards. Basic Rewards is given automatically to anyone who signs up for Rewards. The next level up is Silver, which you can earn when you book and stay 10 nights in a calendar year. The highest level is Gold, which is earned by booking and staying 30 nights in a calendar year.

Here’s a breakdown of the benefits by tier:

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Basic Rewards Silver Gold
Access to Secret Prices (lower rates that aren’t available to everyone) [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”] [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”] [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”]
Hassle-free travel guarantee (minimizes fees for changes and cancellations) [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”] [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”]
Price Guarantee Plus (price matching) [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”] [wp-svg-icons icon=”checkmark” wrap=”i”]
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[/wpsm_colortable] credit card partnerships does not have its own credit card. Instead, it has partnered with Capital One to offer 10x miles per dollar spent booking on Only Capital One Venture and VentureOne cardholders are eligible for this promotion. The one big technicality here is that cardholders MUST book through in order to get the miles credited to their account. At this time, does not offer any automatic status or other benefits to cardholders.

Overall summary of Rewards

Overall, Rewards is a great value! You can’t beat the 10% off hotel bookings with their book 10 nights, get 1 free night offer. The program is really simple but does offer some benefits and perks for those who obtain Silver and Gold status. These benefits for elite status don’t come close to Expedia Reward’s elite status benefits. Finally, does not offer its own credit card. However, if you have a Capital One Venture and VentureOne credit card, you’ll get 10x miles per dollar spent on This is a nice additional benefit and a good way to earn more Capital One miles for cardholders.

If you are interested in reading more about other online travel agency rewards, check out our articles on Expedia Rewards and Orbitz Rewards.

Nicholas Scott

Nick is a licensed travel insurance agent and Lead content contributor for He has a passion for helping travelers go on trips of a lifetime.

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